Please click this link to access our schools SEN policy 2014
Below is a link to Baden Powell Primary School’s local offer, which outlines the SEN provision offered at our school.
The school currently has a part time SEN Coordinator – Ms Jill Stradling, who works on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you wish to contact her please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school on 02089856176. On days when Ms Stradling is not working, please contact Miss Simmons on the above number, or email, email@example.com.
For further information regarding the Hackney Learning Trusts Local Offer for Learners please click on the link below.
We endeavour to identify pupils’ needs as early as possible. We assess these children and set up programmes of work accordingly. We expect to work closely with parents.
New SEN guidelines
The new draft SEN guidelines define SEN as:
“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
- Have a significantly greater difficultly or disability in learning than the majority of others of the same age: or
- have a disability which prevents of hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.”
If a learner is identifies as having SEN, at Baden Powell we aim to provide additional or differentiated provision that will enable them to overcome the barriers to their learning.
In addition to the above, we provide one to one support to identified pupils, run interventions during the school day to target groups of pupils who have been identified as requiring additional support and offer one to one mentoring sessions to support pupils with their emotional well being and their social development. An educational psychologist makes regular visits to school to provide advice to staff and support for any child with more severe special needs. We also work closely with behaviour specialists, speech and language specialists and have a school nurse who visits the school on a weekly basis.
Gifted and Talented
Pupils who display the potential for or demonstrate high levels of performance in an academic area are classified as gifted
Talented pupils display specific ability in non-academic areas.
• Physical Talents: sports, games, dexterity;
• Visual or Performing Ability: dance, drama, movement;
• Mechanical Ingenuity: Construction, object assembly / disassembly, Problem-solving;
• Outstanding Leadership: Sound judgements, Organisational ability, Outstanding team member;
• Social awareness: Sensitivity, Empathy;
• Creativity: Artistic, Musical, Linguistics.
Identification of pupils as gifted or talented is a judgement which applies to our class or school’s context and not in comparison with any other class or school and refers to the current level of performance only. This means that ‘at this time a specific child is showing ability in a particular area’. The school recognises this and will try to foster this ability where possible.